Robert Pattinson Squashes "B.S." Indiana Jones, Han Solo Star Wars Spinoff Rumors
He's called "B.S." on the bullwhip. Robert Pattinson squashed rumors that he was cast as the newest Indiana Jones while speaking with reporters at The Rover premiere, sponsored by Loft & Bear cocktails, in Westwood last Friday, June 13.
"I don't know," Pattinson, 28, said in response to speculation that he was slated to be the new Harrison Ford in the epic. "Why is that coming out? I honestly don't understand what it's all about. Man, I wish!" he said laughing. Another reporter pointed out that the faux casting news was all over the Internet.
"I know, it's crazy!" Pattinson said. "It's like all those other B.S. rumors."
The Twilight hunk also addressed a second casting rumor—that he was to set to play Han Solo, another role previously played by Ford—in a Star Wars spinoff. "I didn't even know there was a Han Solo spinoff coming out!" he said. "Sounds like a cool spinoff—I'll watch it!"
Since Twilight's final installment hit theaters in 2012, Pattinson has distanced himself from the vampire romance franchise, and worked closely with directors like David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis, Maps to the Stars), and Werner Herzog (Queen of the Desert).
Pattinson explained what drew him to his latest role as Rey in The Rover.
"I just thought the script was kind of strikingly original," he said. "I always wanted to work with [director David Michod] as well. I had met him about a year before and really liked him and yeah just for some reason I just had a profound connection with it as soon as I read it. I never like anything so it's just a great thing to find a script and something basically you know how to do it from the first reading."